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Today's News

  • Extension banquet to held Jan. 25

    The Extension Leadership Banquet will be held 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Reserve your spot by calling the Extension Service office at 358-3401. Tickets are $6 each and the meal will be provided by the Crosstown Homemakers. The Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence will be presented.

  • LaRue Schools start hour later than normal

    LaRue County Schools plan to start classes one hour later than normal today.

    The delay is weather related. Many rural roads and side streets still have some icy patches related to Friday's snowfall. It will ensure that buses and private vehicles will be able to travel in daylight, helping with travel safety.

    Significant melting is expected again today. Temperatures are expected to reach 40 degrees.

  • Philip Morris International Scholarship applications due Feb. 1

    Every year, Philip Morris International, through its International Tobacco Procurement Scholarship program, provides financial assistance to hundreds of U.S. students from tobacco-growing families. In 2009, 30 new students were awarded scholarships. Since the program’s inception in 2001, more than 350 students have been awarded nearly $1.5 million in educational scholarships.

    Scholarships are available to the dependent children of tobacco growers who are part of PMI’s ITP program. The program offers three types of scholarships: 

  • Senior activities

    NARFE to meet

    The Elizabethtown Local Chapter 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet 11 a.m. Feb. 1 at Nolin RECC. Potluck, bring a favorite, soup, chili or dessert. All active and retired federal civil service employees are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Betty Hundley at 765-7107.

    Senior Citizens music

  • Deadline for WHIP applications is Jan. 29

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program. Landowners may apply for WHIP at any time. However, applications received by Jan. 29 will be evaluated and considered for the 2010 program year. Applications received after that date will be held until the next evaluation period.

  • Deadline for WHIP applications is Jan. 29

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program. Landowners may apply for WHIP at any time. However, applications received by Jan. 29 will be evaluated and considered for the 2010 program year. Applications received after that date will be held until the next evaluation period.

  • Deadline for WHIP applications is Jan. 29

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program. Landowners may apply for WHIP at any time. However, applications received by Jan. 29 will be evaluated and considered for the 2010 program year. Applications received after that date will be held until the next evaluation period.

  • Baptists offer disaster relief to Haiti earthquake victims

    Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief is on alert for the developing Southern Baptist relief effort aimed at helping Haitians affected by the deadly earthquake that hit the island on Jan. 12.

    According to Kentucky Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Associate Coy Webb, the KBC will “more than likely send an assessment team within the next week, but everything right now depends upon transportation.”

  • Baptists offer disaster relief to Haiti earthquake victims

    Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief is on alert for the developing Southern Baptist relief effort aimed at helping Haitians affected by the deadly earthquake that hit the island on Jan. 12.

    According to Kentucky Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Associate Coy Webb, the KBC will “more than likely send an assessment team within the next week, but everything right now depends upon transportation.”

  • Local leaders meet with FACES of coal

    Miranda Harvey spoke of the importance of coal when she met with local officials Jan. 20 at the courthouse in Hodgenville, mining support here and across the state for this nation’s most abundant resource.

    Harvey, with Preston-Osborne, a public relations firm out of Lexington, told LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and Community and Economic Development Director Bob Sims, “We all need to step up and realize how much coal plays an integral part in our economic well-being.”